Re: Gutless call from a gutless ref ...
posted at 10/20/2013 5:35 PM EDT
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
I'm reading the rule.
"Rule 913: Team B players cannot push teammates on the line of scrimmage into offensive formation."
Can someone tell me where the "second tier" stuff comes in?
Team B means second tier, moron. Jones is a Team A player in that rule. He's lining up on the line of scrimmage.
Go back to the Bruins board and whack off to Jacobs some more.
From my understanding team A is the kicking team, and team B is the kick return unit. Who knows where second tier stuff comes in ... maybe a memo? At any rate, the implication is that players on the line of scrimmage cannot be pushed, so a creative person could argue that it means a player not on the line of scrimmage has to be the one 'pushing.'
It doesn't matter. The call was questionable/lame/GUTLESS ... he was not pushing him ... and it was a zero impact play (the kick wasn't bloacked, ; no Jets were injured or threatened; etc).
It's a 15 YARD penalty that basically handed the Jets the win.
Section 1 Kick From Scrimmage
KICK ON OR BEHIND LINE OF SCRIMMAGE
Article 1 Team A may attempt a punt, drop kick, or placekick from on or behind the line of scrimmage.
Penalty: For a punt, drop kick, or placekick that is kicked from beyond the line of scrimmage or not from scrimmage:
Loss of 10 yards from the spot of the kick.
Note 1: This is not considered illegally kicking the ball.
Note 2: The penalty for a punt, drop kick, or placekick from beyond the line is to be enforced from the spot where the ball is punted or kicked when the player’s entire body and the ball are beyond the line of scrimmage. This includes either when the player is airborne or touching the ground.
Note 3: A second kick from behind the line of scrimmage is legal provided the ball has not crossed the line.
KICKING TEAM PLAYERS ON LINE DURING KICK
Article 2 During a kick from scrimmage, only the end men (eligible receivers) on the line of scrimmage at the time of the snap, or an eligible receiver who is aligned or in motion behind the line and is more than one yard outside the end man, are permitted to advance more than one yard beyond the line before the ball is kicked.
Penalty: For advancing more than one yard beyond the line of scrimmage before the ball is kicked: Loss of five yards.
DEFENSIVE TEAM FORMATION
Article 3: Defensive Team Formation
(a) When Team A presents a punt, field-goal, or Try Kick formation, a Team B player, who is within one yard of the line of scrimmage, must have his entire body outside the snapper’s shoulder pads at the snap.
(b) When Team A presents a field-goal or Try Kick formation:
(1) No more than six Team B players may be on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper at the
Note: These restrictions do not apply if a team does not present a standard punt, field goal, or Try Kick formation (an equal
number of players on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper in a tight formation), or if, after the offensive
team has assumed a set position, there is a shift, or a player goes in motion.
Penalty: For illegal formation by the defense: Loss of five yards.
(2) Team B players cannot push teammates on the line of scrimmage into the offensive formation.
Penalty: For unnecessary roughness: Loss of 15 yards.